Monday, April 7, 2008

Help from Studholme College

On Saturday we were lucky to have around 21 students from Studholme College come out in two shifts and join in the building fun. These energetic lads and ladies set about putting up the frame work around the base of the house ready for the weatherboard to be attached to. One very conscientious volunteer stayed for the entire day and was a dab hand at the nail gun.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Building this Saturday

A lot of progress has been made on the house. As you can see the roof is now on and the weather boarding has been started around the base.

On Saturday there will be two jobs to be done. Firstly (depending on good weather) we are going to enclose the bottom of the house, It is relatively simple - measuring, sawing and nailing. We have hammers, nail bags and all the gear. We could use around a dozen - 16 people on that . (4 on each side of the house).

The second job is installing the roofing gib board. We have a 'gib holder upper thingy' (I'm sure there is a technical building term but you can see the tool I mean in the photo below).

If there is bad weather then we will be cancelling the working bee. So fingers crossed for good weather and I'll see you all there!